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|1 hour 12 min ago||Good To Know...||
That game still ranks up there as one of those game where I think I experienced all of my so-calld "sports emotions", mostly in those last few minutes of regulation, everything from utter despair to the one where I am running around the house waking up everyone screaming after Trey's Trey. I might be tempted to relive that.
|1 hour 28 min ago||Jalepeno Burgers...||
We did burgers infused with jalepeno cheese and topped with grilled onions on a now very abused campsite grill, but man, they were good. There was also grilled corn and some spare ribs to be had as well. The ribs had been soaking in a homemade marinade since Thursday night and nearly didn't survive the trip (sudden braking on E. Arnold Lake Road near Harrison almost toppled the container). The couple we went up north with had tacos and veggie burgers. Yup.
|22 hours 32 min ago||From The USA Today Story...||
From the USA Today story upthread....
But on Thursday, Miller told The Clarion-Ledger that, in addition to the contact made by agents, he is aware of violations that occurred during Tunsil's recruitment as well, including claims of falsified academic records and gifts made by the university.
Ole Miss offering recruits the three-piece lounge suite AND the car in exchange for a commitment to their fine institution? Never have I heard such a story in the SEC....today anyway.
|1 day 1 hour ago||As Well As...||
If the statement makes you want to go four wide except with tight ends and throw screens on 3rd and 5 into decent coverage, it might be a good idea to seek some professional assistance. "Iowa Playcalling Syndrome" is a thing, you know. It is never too late....except if the full transformation into Greg Davis is now complete, that is.
|1 day 7 hours ago||Hmmmm....||
Front-paged Fourth Of July posbang?
The question is - would Brian or Seth allow it?
|1 day 7 hours ago||Have Fun, Everyone...||
Happy Independence day lakeside in Harrison, MI. I've got coffee, a protein bar and a laptop with a hotspot. 21st century camping indeed. Also, it isn't yet 9 AM and I've already been beaten rather soundly by my own daughter in poker. Still can't believe she got that straight on the first effing draw. Cheers, everyone.
|1 day 21 hours ago||Pretty Nice Weather...||
For Michigan, that was awesome weather really, the 2011 game - I think the high that day might have been 64 degrees, which is about 20 degrees above the historic average. It could be just me, but we've had a lot of milder falls in the last ten years, at least mild for the most part, so 3:30 PM in late November is certainly not the worst if you want to play a game in Ann Arbor then. Not sure if it would ever happen, of course, scheduling being what it is.
|1 day 22 hours ago||Way Late...||
Way late to this party as I am sitting in the middle of a campground, but one with a lodge that has one hell of a Wi-Fi hotspot (I am about 200 feet from it and still kicking with four bars here). In any case, very nice pickup indeed.
Welcome to Michigan, Brad Hawkins.
|1 day 22 hours ago||Eventually...||
Eventually, it makes its way to the Great Lakes, therefore East Lansing ultimately shares this treasure with the rest of one of the world's largest watersheds. How thoughtful of them indeed.
Actually, one of the times I went to see us play them in East Lansing, it was a veritable misty urine-soaked breeze up and down campus after the game. Never pee into the wind.
|2 days 9 hours ago||A Few Things...||
I've got some steaks marinating right now which, while they shall begin their journey here, will be grilled and eaten at a cabin in the woods later, and we're bringing the stuff to make jalepeno burgers, some hot dogs (Vienna too - ordered them from a place in Chicago) and a few homemade potato and macaroni salad selections. Call it my way of helping to share the cost of the cabin with the other family, providing the food as well as the booze.
|2 days 9 hours ago||It's Friday...||
More importantly, it's a company holiday and we're heading out for the 4th later today...
|2 days 9 hours ago||Quick Question...||
If the NCAA loosens its restrictions, the Big 12 would have the freedom to host a title game in Year 3 of the College Football Playoff.
But is Bowlsby certain that this is not just another means to give Baylor opportunities to inexplicably choke when it matters? I mean, not that it isn't amusing to watch, but still, part of me wants to call it the "600 yards of offense and a meltdown later" in honor of the Big 12.
|2 days 9 hours ago||Even That...||
Yeah, there are still many neighborhoods in a bad way, but even this is beginning to improve some. The commitment to demolish abandoned properties is a serious one, and that has begun to help, the city is finally getting on the case of landlords that don't give a shit, things like illegal dumping are aggressively pursued now. It's a lot of little things, but things badly needed and things which have been allowed to sit for too long. The streetlights are being fixed block by block and residents are even embracing that for the safety aspect. It is a long road, but at least it is being traveled.
|2 days 20 hours ago||Very Sad News...||
I had heard about the discovery of cancer late last year, but I don't think there was much indication of how he was doing - at least publicly - after that. Very sad news indeed.
Not only did he revamp and revolutionize a position, he was not only a lifeling employee of the organization, but an excellent ambassador for the Lions on and off the field as well.
|2 days 21 hours ago||I Will Say....||
I will say that I am beginning to believe that where others see baseball being played and discussed, Brad Ausmus sometimes sees....
|3 days 1 hour ago||I Wondered That...||
I kind of wondered that myself when I saw this thread, but if in addition to his own announcement, he wanted to also announce that Joel / Mike and the Bots were returning to television because they also could no longer let some of the movies which come out today unridiculed, I would not necessarily object to that.
|3 days 3 hours ago||That Video...||
I found myself a little disappointed that they couldn't get Musburger to interject, "You are looking live at the Tennessee River near Knoxville....", and do a little spiel at the beginning, Then as they transition, "Here at the Ray & Lucy Hand Digital Studio, a SEC matchup between the Volunteers and Nike brand strategists. Hello, I'm Brent Musburger along with Jesse Palmer..."
Production values, production values...
|3 days 7 hours ago||It Will Be Odd...||
ALmost every other 4th of July in my career, I would say "working" because we always seem to get hammered with violent weather around the Fourth Of July. As it is supposed to remain seasonable and dry and generally nice, however, I may very well get through this weekend doing what I am supposed to be doing without th phone ringing.
What am I supposed to be doing?
My wife's friend rented some cabin up near Harrison, MI and we were invited, so I shall be there for the 4th. To that end, my presence on the blog will be sporadic at best. There will be beer, so if you are in the area, don't be an MGoStranger because this is only going to be so interesting - this time in the woods - without beer and MGoDiscussion.
|3 days 17 hours ago||At Least For Me...||
My wife and I have always been fans of The Earle when it came to a reasonably fancy dinner, and if you don't mind spending a little bit, you wont' be disappointed in my opinion. The menu does change from time to time, but we were there a few weeks ago and the beef dijonnaise was spectacular. You can check it out online beforehand, but it's not a bad setting at all.
|3 days 17 hours ago||That Was Epic...||
"Come by the station and pick up this check for four dollars and seventy-five cents and let the healing begin".
I was falling out of my chair during that segment. If only public access in various locations in SE Michigan were like that every day.
|3 days 20 hours ago||Very Nice....||
Very nice presser there, and I found out that I share with him Trammell and Whitaker as favorite Tigers apparently, but then I would hope that a hard-working, gritty double play duo would get a shoutout from Harbaugh, just pleased that it was that one as a Tigers fan. As for the pitch, not bad - three-quarters motion, pretty stable throughout....proably could have used him later on in the game.
|3 days 23 hours ago||The Deseret News...||
This is interesting, to say the least....LINK
Unified Police Chief Deputy Justin Hoyal said about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Hatfield met another man at a car wash, 655 W. 3900 South. The victim responded to an online classified ad and thought he was going to buy an X-Box, Hoyal said.
Hatfield identified himself in the ad as David Wilkins, according to a Salt Lake County Jail report. "When the victim and suspect met the suspect produced a knife and demanded the victim’s money. The victim complied and gave the suspect cash. The suspect then fled on foot," according to police.
To make it truly intriguing (and Hatfield was a fool to fall for this), the victim had his wife call Hatfield about phone he was selling, he agreed to meet at that same car wash, and sure enough, the police had been notified and were waiting for him when he walked up.
|4 days 52 min ago||Wait A Minute...||
I would like the data on this because I am fairly certain that there has not been a Cowherd interview to date which has in fact worked. Root cause analysis, as I recall, pointed to the host of the show but ESPN mysteriously suppressed the findings in favor of transmitting bland garbage. That's the story I heard anyway.
|4 days 1 hour ago||Saline Hornet Here...||
Saline HS class of 1996 here.
As I recall, we were a .500-ish team on a slight upward tick as I was ending my high school career there, although I believe (and I could be wrong here), we had a few rough years in the late 90s into the 2000s. I suppose "up and down" might be a good description.
|4 days 4 hours ago||That Quote...||
I believe that was actually Danny Kannell's tweet which is being attributed to Cowherd here, so there's that, but the larger point here is that the statement is a ridiculous one. Cowherd really is - at his core - a pretty lazy troll, so the questions were of the requisite quality. I wish someone would ask more thoughtful questions honestly - I felt bad for Harbaugh.
|4 days 5 hours ago||As A Minor Note...||
Never let it be said that we don't let the odd human interest story stand, at least for a little bit, and in the case of the Ohio State drinking prodigy story, when I say "human interest" I mean that there is surely a human out there who might be interested in it.
|4 days 6 hours ago||Already Posted...||
OT: State Rankings
The Thrillist article made its appearance over the weekend here. If Michigan is #1 on any list anywhere, even if it is just the state and not a program in Ann Arbor, you can bet it will also show up here.
|4 days 7 hours ago||You're Correct...||
Totally forgot about the TV deal, so yeah, the revised projection per ESPN was indeed as follows:
$67.1 million in 2015-16
$89 million in 2016-17
$108 million in 2017-18
It looks as if the bulk of the TV bump comes up front (they even discussed lump sums to free agents, I think) and then the cap will fall a bit in subsequent years, at least it looks that way now.
|4 days 9 hours ago||The Cap...||
I think the salary cap for this past season was something like $63.065 million and they are projecting $67.1 or something in that rang for the coming season, which would be higher than the figure I heard even last month.
Assuming a constant rate of growth based on the projected jump of around 6% (which doesn't really characterize the cap calculation, but we'll assume for a second), you probably could easily be in the $90 million range in five years. I bet it ends up a bit short of that, but I could be wrong.
|4 days 20 hours ago||To Add A Little...||
To add a little to the awesome, the jersey he chose (yeah, I know - Teddy Blanks and Mark Snyder grumble grumble - but it's just the photo)...